Sunday, March 25, 2007

more buckeyes

So, Ohio State is a number one seed in the NCAA basketball tourney. And they're through to the Final Four.

Of course, they couldn't do this without making me a nervous wreck. One game went into OT and the next they fell 20 points behind, only winning by one point. All I wanted was a convincing win so I could breathe a little. Yesterday, they played a close game against Memphis, but about six minutes from the end started to pull away, winning by over 15 points.

Which team will show up for the next game -- the "hey, Katie needs to have a stroke?" one or the "let's cut the poor girl some slack" one? I'm hoping the latter.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

i palindrome i

Louisa said, "Mama, the name Anna is the same forward and backwards."

"Yeah, that's an example of a special kind of word called a palindrome. Can you think of any others?"

She came up with mom, dad, eve, and mum. But she decided her favorites were toot and poop. Of course.

screw you, stupid school district

Today was registration for kindergarten for Charlotte. This required multiple forms, I had to get her doctor and dentist to sign that she'd been checked and found healthy, and gather proof that we own our house and live there, blah blah blah. I went over everything four times to make sure I had everything because our school district is overcrowded and if you don't secure a place early, they will "overload" your child and she might have to go to a different school where there is space.

Guess what? Because I think vaccines are important and Cha had all of hers, she can't be registered. Yeah, she had her first MMR two weeks before her first birthday and her second in December, with the rest of the innocualtions required for school admittance. But, that first MMR was not on or after her first birthday, so they want her to have a third MMR just a few months after her last one. (Which, she had a reaction to that required a course of antibiotics.) There is no way she's not up-to-date and that two weeks means she's a huge measels, mumps, or rubella risk. No way.

So, I have calls in to our doctor and the district nurse. And, the child is not getting another MMR vaccine until the boosters are required around 6th grade or so. I now have to argue this. The completely ridiculous thing is that if I'd signed a waiver saying I refused to have her vaccinated at all, she would be completely registered. But, because I did what I firmly believe is the right thing, I've made more work for myself.

I hate our stupid school district.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

birthday! birthday!

Guess what I was doing almost exactly five years ago? I was talking about an episode of "Buffy" with my husband while an epidural was being placed in my spine so Charlotte could be born. Yay for birthdays!

So, Ms. ChaCha LaBomba is five. Yesterday, we took pumpkin muffins and some little dollar store goodies to her preschool class. (Apparently, I am a wizard with magical powers for being able to mix some wet and dry ingredients, put them in muffin papers, and bake them in the supernatural hot box in my kitchen.) Then, sadly, off to the doctor for two shots. Today, there was singing and we'll have brownies after dinner. But we're saving the ice cream cake and presents for Saturday. Also, Cha wants breakfast-for-dinner at IHOP, so there'll be that, too.

She's not a baby, anymore. But, then again, she's always my baby. My sweet girl, my darling ChaCha Boogie, my love bug.

Happy birthday, Doodles. I love you more than you will ever know.